Explore the Wild

Explore the Wild Camps


Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society is offering camps for kids!  “Explore the Wild” in our local creek, forest and ocean ecosystem through scientific investigation, exploration, outdoor games, and wilderness skill building activities.

Camps are based out of the classroom at Chapman Creek Hatchery.  Activities take us into the forest, along Chapman Creek, and to Davis Bay.  All activities are designed to be hands-on, challenging, and fun!

Our team will ensure your child has a safe and engaging experience. Program leaders have extensive experience in outdoor programming and certified first aid training.

High School students – get your volunteer hours in with Explore the Wild!

Summer Camp 2024

Registration for our Summer 2024 Explore the Wild camps is now available!

Each day will showcase a new level of ecosystem to explore.  Bring your curiosity of the natural world and develop your skills of observation, scientific study and wilderness survival.

Some activities may include:

  • Hiking and forest games
  • Bug samples
  • Beach exploration and crabbing
  • Wilderness skills like shelter building, navigation, bear safety and fly tying …

Campers should bring:

  • Packed snack, lunch and water bottle
  • Close-toed shoes good for walking on trails (sneakers, “adventure sandals” etc.)
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Any required allergy medication/inhalers

Email with questions: camps@scsalmon.org 

Summer 2024 Information

Ages 7 to 11

Rate per week: $300 ($240 for the 2 short weeks with stat holidays, July 2-5 and Aug 6-9)

Payment Methods,

  • Cash – payment can be dropped off at the Hatchery Office, Monday trough Friday 9am to 3pm
  • Cheque – make payment out to – SCSES Camps
  • E-Transfer – make payment to – admin@scsalmon.org (please note that payment is for Camps)
  • PayPal – use the donate button below (please note that payment is for Camps)

Camp Hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday to Friday

Camp dates (liable to change due to staffing, etc.)

  • July 2-5 (shortened week, 4 days due to stat holiday)
  • July 8-12
  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26
  • July 29- Aug 2
  • Aug 6-9 (shortened week, 4 days due to stat holiday)
  • Aug 12-16
  • Aug 19-23

To register please email us at camps@scsalmon.org and include the following information:

  • weeks you are interested in attending
  • child’s name and age
  • any health concerns
  • name of the guardian and contact information
  • the names and contact information of anyone who will be picking up the child

Thank you, camper parents, for your feedback and recommendations:

“My son LOVED IT. It was the best summer camp he attended – ever. The staff was unbelievable engaging, kind, approachable, fun, informative and responsible. We loved hearing about all the adventures. I thought there was a great mixture of learning, fun, experimenting, activities, practical stuff like what to do when lost in the woods, fire making… Seriously, best camp on the Coast!”

“Our daughter loved the camp more than any other camp she went to this summer. She was most excited to put into practice the skills she learned.”

“I think the biggest disappointment was no ice cream at The Pier (ha!)”  (Noted! – Staff)

“The boys most anticipated the survival challenge on the final day.”

“The girls had a great time, so much so that they asked to go in again, so they had two weeks!”

Help Send a Kid to Summer Camp

A legacy has been created in memory of Jordan P. Beaudoin.

Jordan was born here on the coast and loved fishing, children and the outdoors. He will be honored and remembered by your donation to send a kid to camp. Any amount helps to send a child to the Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society’s Kids camps. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Thank you to our generous donors:

  • Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society
  • 4381 Parkway Dr, Sechelt, BC V7Z 0G8
  • (604) 885-4136 Toll Free: 1 887-330-4326
  • admin@scsalmon.org
  • Office Hours: M-F, 9 AM to 3 PM, Closed Weekends and Stat Holidays. Closed for Lunch Noon to 1 PM.
  • Visitor Hours 7 Days a Week - 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Please come and see the operations.